Thursday, 30 August 2012

A Vintage Guild


This weekend hosts the biggest vintage event the North West has ever seen, with The Preston Guild 2012 celebrating all things vintage over 2 whole days! We'll be there of course with all our beautiful dresses, plus much more besides, and there will be so many other fabulous activities to take part in, you just have to see it to believe it!

The Preston Guild is a huge celebration every 20 years throughout the city, and 2012 sees the city turned into a looking glass for the past, with themed events spanning from the twenties to the eighties and every decade between!


Through the duration of the weekend there will be various activities and events, including: Ministry of Craft workshops, Charleston dance lessons, over 50 vintage stalls, cake city - a replica of Preston all made from cake!!! 35 of Lancashires finest food and drink vendors, and a 40s Ball, complete with 3 course meal and themed cocktails, and much much more...

The event has been curated by locally born Wayne Hemingway MBE and Gerardine Hemingway MBE and is set in the grounds of the beautifully restored Miller and Avenham parks, Winkeley Square and the Preston Flag Market.

So we hope to see you there! Its going to be magical!

For more info or to buy tickets for the event visit the Vintage guild website or the Guild 2012 website

- All images taken from,

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Hey There Stranger

Okay, Okay, so maybe we failed a little with our blogging resolution, as we haven't posted since we told you we'd post more (3 months ago! Ooops!) but anyway, we have a few things to show you.

First up, our next fair is
Saturday 31st March 2012
This is a real local one for us, so come along and lets make it a success!

Here's a little peek at some of our new stock to tempt you! We have some great new accessories and some lovely summery dresses for all your upcoming events.
Accessories from £2

Belts from £3

Dresses from £15

In other news....

Here's a few more fairs we're signed up for:

Stockport Covered Market Hall, Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1EU


*All photos taken from Vintage Village website

23rd-24th June 2012
Truly Scrumptious Biggest Ever Handmade and Vintage Craft Fair 10am-4pm
Winter Gardens Blackpool

A two day spectacular of crafts, vintage, entertainment and music with craft workshops, a vintage tearoom and lots of handmade goodness.
There will be over a 100 stalls selling the northwest's finest gifts, clothes, toys, accessories, food, art, cards, homewares and much more!

27th - 29th July 2012
Kendal Calling

Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe (nr Penrith), Cumbria
 Kendal Calling is an award-winning, innovative, independent festival based in the Lake District. It features pioneering contemporary music and art alongside traditional rural entertainment. Along with many other fabulous stalls Judy's Affordable Vintage will be hosting a large marquee that will be home to us and 30 other vintage vendors! Its going to be brilliant!

Lastly, Happy Mummys Day to all you yummy mummies out there. Have a lovely day in the sunshine and see you all soon xxx

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Magpie Resolutions

We've had a lovely Christmas and New Year break, mainly spent eating too much and falling about after too many cocktails, (oops)!!

Since the start of 2012, we decided as our Magpie Resolutions, to finally get our online Etsy store up and running; sign up to many more fairs; blog here more often and maybe try something new too! And if you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you'll know we've been rather busy this year already!

So far, so good. As not only is our Etsy page up and running, (we had sales on the first night too!), but we're also booked in to some great fairs across the North West. 

Here's the ones we can talk about so far:

The famous Judy's fair is coming to Lancaster for the first time! 
Royal Kings Arms Hotel
Sunday 4th February

South Meadow Lane, Preston
Sunday 19th February (12-5pm)

Poulton-Le-Fylde Craft Fair
St Chads Church, Poulton-Le-Fylde
Sunday 31st March
Stockport Market Hall
Sunday 8th April

So get us in the diary, and pop down for a good old nosy at our fabulous vintage clothing, accessories and hand made lovely stuff. Most fairs have a great mix of vintage and crafts, great for an unusual gift or something special for yourself. They nearly ALWAYS have a yummy cake stall too, so even if you just fancy a cupcake and a brew with one of your gals, its a great way to spend an afternoon, and maybe treat yourself a little too!

Hope your January is going well so far (not long til payday now!!!)

Much love
Sarah & Laurie

Saturday, 7 January 2012

We Have an Etsy Page!

We told you it was on its way, and here it is!

Now you can nosy at all our new stuff whenever you like, and order online, so you don't have to wait for one of our fairs!
We've just got a few things up for now, but we will continue to add products when we get chance, as well as still doing our fairs and parties.
We hope you enjoy browsing our online shop!

We're also currently signing up for fairs and events across the North West, and we will of course let you know where you can see us next.

Hope the new year has been good to you all so far.

Much Love
Sarah & Laurie